Community Investment Program (CPI) Artists Project Grants

Grants to Edmonton, Alberta Artists and Collectives to
Complete Projects and Pursue Professional Development

GrantWatch ID#: 181384
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Edmonton Arts Council

09/15/17 11:59 PM MST - for Small Grants

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Grants ranging from $5,001 to $25,000 to Edmonton, Alberta artists and artist collectives for specific arts projects within a limited time frame. Proposals can include professional development, or the creation, development, or exhibition of works of art in any form. Projects can be either collective or individual.

Funds are intended to support:
- Projects by individual artists or small collectives
- Research, development, and/or material costs
- Reasonable living expenses while carrying out the project
- Workspace rental related to the project
- Costs related to public presentations
- Travel costs directly related to the project
- Professional development costs when applicable

$5,001 - $25,000

Individual artists and artist collectives may apply*. Applicants must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a resident of Edmonton for at least one year prior to the application deadline**

*The EAC defines artist as someone who has completed training, an apprenticeship or a recognized body of work in an arts discipline and meets the requirements of one or more of the following:
- Is dedicated to the professional practice of the art, as evidenced by a significant investment of time and resources
- Receives payment for artistic work (i.e. artist fees)
- Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or have a valid work permit
- Has received public exposure, through professional showings, screenings, publication, or performances where selection was carried out by an objective, arm’s length body such as a jury or publisher
- Enjoys peer recognition through: critical reviews, participation in community activities and membership in professional associations

**The EAC reserves the right to ask for proof of Edmonton residency such as a CRA Notice of Assessment, current bill from a utility company (e.g. phone, gas, cable or energy provider), bank or credit card statement, etc. with an Edmonton address current to the date of application.
- Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or have a valid work permit
- Not be in arrears with the City of Edmonton as of the time of application
- Have no overdue Edmonton Arts Council final reports

Funds are not intended to support:
- Capital or major equipment purchases unless they are necessary to the artistic project
- Formal education that would result in a diploma, degree, or certification
- Projects that benefit an organization or institution rather than an artist or small collective
- Costs already supported by the EAC through other programs
- Activity completed before the application deadline

Applications will be considered 3 times per year:
Small grants of up to $5,000 twice a year (February 15 and September 15).
Large grants of between $5,001 and $25,000 once a year (June 15).

If the application deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, applications for that program will be accepted until 4:30 pm the next business day.

Online applications open a month before the deadline.

Artists may not submit an unsuccessful project for two consecutive deadlines within the Artist Project Grants program.

EAC grants FAQS:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Edmonton Arts Council
Prince of Wales Armouries, 2nd Floor
10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 3Z9


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